Slovan Bratislava vs Balzan FC
UEFA Europa League Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Date: 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Pasienky (Bratislava).
Slovan Bratislava suffered a surprise 1-2 defeat against Maltese outfit Balzan FC, but will be confident to turn the tables in front of their home crowd.
Bratislava lost just 1 of their last 8 home games in the qualifiers and have seen-off better oppositions.
Balzan have an overall poor record at the qualifiers and this is the first season that they won more than 1 game.
Slovan Bratislava vs Balzan FC Betting Tips
HT/FT 1/1 @ 1.70
Over 2.5 goals at 1.61 odd.
Slovan Bratislava vs Balzan FC: Head-to-head
There were no other meetings between Slovan Bratislava vs Balzan before this double legged tie.
Slovan Bratislava vs Balzan Match Preview
Balzan have really done well to get to this stage of the Europa League qualifying and now face a tougher fixture than before when they take on Slovan Bratislava for a place in the third qualifying stage.
Slovan Bratislava are used to going further in European competition and have been duly installed as the odds on favourite to qualify and to win this first leg game. Balzan can be backed to win this game as much as 5.00.
Balzan have been a breath of fresh air though and despite their obvious limitations they are not afraid to attack. It will be interesting to see how they approach this game, attack as normal or defend against a better team?
Slovan can counter well and should have more possession of the ball and it is difficult to see past them for this game. The objective will be to take a good lead back home and ease into the next round.